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Forum: Portugal
Aug 5th 2020, 4:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By brissybee

Re: Inheriting Portuguese real estate

Thank-you for the very helpful advice. It's much appreciated.
Forum: Portugal
Jul 31st 2020, 3:07 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By brissybee

Inheriting Portuguese real estate

Hi. Would really appreciate some advice if anyone can help please...

We're UK based and have inherited a share in a Portuguese property. We need to find out what the procedure is to have whatever...
May 25th 2016, 2:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By brissybee

Moving it all in a hurry - where to start?

We have been settled back in the UK now for almost two years but still haven't shipped all our stuff which has been sitting in storage in Australia. :banghead:

Sad family circumstances are such...
Forum: The Barbie
May 25th 2016, 1:49 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,044
Posted By brissybee

Re: SIMs for the UK

Giff gaff . Can't go wrong imo. Cheap, casual, easy (!) and on the 02 network I believe, so good coverage. I get good reception on mine where others get nothing. You can order a sim, free,...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 6th 2015, 4:28 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,170
Posted By brissybee

Back eight months... happy to be here.

Spring is hinting and being a nature lover I am excited about my first English emergence from Winter in a long time.

The woods are blanketed by snowdrops in parts, crocuses are springing up on...
Forum: Back Home
Jan 12th 2015, 9:49 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,391
Posted By brissybee

Re: Two and a Half Years ....

Hi Sallysimmons. I'm glad to hear you are so contentedly settled. It's great to read such a positive update. The past couple of years seem to have flown. I hope everything continues to be...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 5th 2014, 7:45 am
Replies: 30
Views: 8,285
Posted By brissybee

Re: Back two months.

Thanks for the update J n R, and there I was feeling homesick for the lovely warm weather and the shopping. ;) Hang in there...

And PP, I'm glad to hear you're settling in your part of the World....
Forum: Back Home
Nov 4th 2014, 9:31 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 8,285
Posted By brissybee

Re: Back two months.

Thanks Miss B... likewise, I'm glad you're enjoying being back. :starsmile:

We are semi-settled in a six month rental now which comes with resident squirrels, jays, blue tits and even a badger.
...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 8th 2014, 11:24 am
Replies: 30
Views: 8,285
Posted By brissybee

Re: Back two months.

Thanks Quoll. Will check out Lloyds for the iodine and order some of those iodine wipes. Also Ecover after I finish the Surcare I just bought. (Really can't stand perfumed laundry.)


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Forum: Back Home
Sep 6th 2014, 8:25 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 8,285
Posted By brissybee

Re: Back two months.

Yes, I've already had one thing left out of the front loader situations...

Will definitely try Surcare and Sainsburys Horseradish (though not together) thank-you Polly.

Btw, am also missing...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 6th 2014, 1:36 am
Replies: 30
Views: 8,285
Posted By brissybee

Back two months.

Time seems to have flown since we arrived back... and many things that initially seemed unusual are gradually becoming the norm.

My initial observations (after a long time living in Australia and...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 29th 2014, 1:10 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By brissybee

Re: Suitcase security.

Do you mean those big striped bags? Do people use those instead of suitcases? It seems weird but I guess if that's what it takes...
Jun 27th 2014, 8:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By brissybee

Re: Allowed to take food back to Britain ?

My sister in law is a chef and is catering for us when we first arrive. All she has asked for is Twisties!!
Jun 26th 2014, 2:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By brissybee

Re: Allowed to take food back to Britain ?

Thankyou for your answer. That's one less thing to think about then.
Jun 26th 2014, 6:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By brissybee

Allowed to take food back to Britain ?

There are a few packaged and supermarket/commercially available food products I'd like to take back to the UK from Australia.

Packet type stuff such as Easy Mac, Maggi gravy/meal bases,...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 22nd 2014, 8:28 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By brissybee

Suitcase security.

Ahead of our trip, we want to buy suitcases. A lot seem to have side zips as well as zipping around the main case.

I'm concerned it could be easy for someone, somewhere along the chain, to put...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 13th 2014, 10:39 am
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By brissybee

Re: Goldfish friendly pond in Brisbane?

Wow.

Plan B required.

I thought about gumtree but don't want them to end up in a tank. Alternatively, we could take pot luck with the tenants going into our place and hope they'll look after...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 13th 2014, 10:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By brissybee

Re: Cool and quirky shopping websites.

:lol:

Thanks for sharing Kim. All wonderfully unusual. The dolls are super creepy. Imagine buying the Chucky and putting it behind a bedroom door. :lol:

I quite like Hit Girl. :o
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 13th 2014, 10:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By brissybee

Re: Goldfish friendly pond in Brisbane?

:eek:

Anyone got a pond?
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 13th 2014, 1:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By brissybee

Goldfish friendly pond in Brisbane?

We want to release some goldfish into a pond.

We don't want them to go into a tank as they've been raised in a pond and are happy little weed dwellers (rather than UV light lovers.)

Can anyone...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2014, 10:28 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By brissybee

Re: Cool and quirky shopping websites.

I imagine the socks might also make for some unique puppy dog type hanging ear accessories.

Though probably then they would only be appropriate in a casual setting.
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2014, 1:24 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By brissybee

Re: Where has the 'Who Quoted me' option gone?

Well that's good.

Will have to find a new reason to rock in the corner.
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2014, 1:23 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By brissybee

Re: Cool and quirky shopping websites.

:lol: It's not that I would... but I do think he'd be an interesting chat as an outside the square kind of human. I'd like to wear the socks to something formal.
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2014, 1:18 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,374
Posted By brissybee

Re: Where has the 'Who Quoted me' option gone?

As someone living with a degree of techno-apathy, I'm not a fan of the "changes".

I particularly don't like having to opt out of receiving messages from randoms who aren't registered users (if I'm...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2014, 1:07 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By brissybee

Re: Cool and quirky shopping websites.

No, nothing of mine on those sites. Except for the socks... but I haven't bought them yet, so technically and actually, they're not mine.

I can't understand why you wouldn't admit to wanting the...
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